Writer, editor and publisher of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, has died at age 95, according to a family attorney.
Lee was declared dead Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The cause of Lee’s death is unclear, but he has experienced several health issues in the past.
The comic creative started in the business in the late 1930s and helped create characters like Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and a world of others.
In recent years, many of the Marvel comics were in production in Georgia, from “Ant-Man” in 2015 to “Thor: Ragnarok” in 2017 and “Black Panther” in 2018.
His final few years were tumultuous for his personal and professional life. His wife of 69 years, Joan, passed in July 2017. Shortly after this, Lee filed suits against executives at an entertainment company he founded as well as his former business manager.
Reports surfaced in June of this year that the Los Angeles Police Department had been investigating reports of elder abuse against him.
Lee spent his life pushing the boundaries in comics — and always made room for a bit of fun.
He was known for making cameos, whether it be in the background or a speaking role.
In “Spider-Man 3,” he appeared as “Man in Times Square” standing next to Peter Parker.
As both of them read a news bulletin about Spider-Man 3, Lee said: “You know, I guess one person can make a difference. Nuff said.”
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